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Pearl S. Buck House

520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-249-0100
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You feel Pearl S Buck’s presence throughout

Our trip to New Hope gave us (3 generations of women) a chance to delve into history. Pearl S Buck... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
slonnie
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Very extensive and informative author house.

I visited the Pearl S. Buck house about two years ago, during the summer. I knew very little about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JRWarnet
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Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the legacy of author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck.As you walk through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. One of just a few national historic landmarks that uphold a woman's legacy, the intact collection includes the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth. Serene paths lead to her gravesite. Exhibit gallery displays her numerous awards including the Nobel prize. International gift shop on location. Pair a tour with a book discussion. Annual festival of trees, writing workshops and cultural events scheduled year round.
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520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
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+1 215-249-0100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our trip to New Hope gave us (3 generations of women) a chance to delve into history. Pearl S Buck International was an easy 30 minute ride from down town New Hope. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes before your tour starts to become acquainted...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the Pearl S. Buck house about two years ago, during the summer. I knew very little about Buck or her writing, but wanted to visit because I'm a writer myself. The grounds are very impressive; the landscaping alone was top notch and well...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pearl S. Bucks legacy shines through!!! I arrived at noon on a Sunday and was greeted in the gift shop by amazing staff and volunteers. I took the tour and was delighted that my docent was the great-granddaughter of Pearl S. Buck!!! The house tour...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your tour of the Pearl S. Buck House!

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is an amazing home of an amazing woman. I had heard of Pearl Buck and knew she was a writer, but I had no idea what a remarkable woman she was. Marie, our docent, did an excellent job of taking us through the home...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your tour of the Pearl S. Buck House! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Very informative tour of Pearl Buck's home. The tour guide we had, a retired teacher from the area shared her personal stories of the home and the impact Mrs Buck had to the local community. The fact that so many of her personal belongings are...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your review of the Pearl S. Buck House. We're delighted that you enjoyed the tour, the tour guide, the house, and the collection.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Although this is a great place, I recommend not to visit this place until the Christmas decorations are removed. The place should be 5-points; presentation was 1-point; average is 3-point. Pearl Buck House is a wonderful place to know about one of the greatest writers...More

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. You are right that fundraising is important. This is especially so because although Pearl S. Buck left her house and estate to the organization she founded she did not leave any funds to sustain...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The power of a driven woman becomes quite evident with her accomplishments as you walk through where history was made.

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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience visiting the Pearl S. Buck House. We're delighted that you were inspired by learning about Pearl S. Buck's accomplishments as a prize-winning author, humanitarian-in-action, and activist for the rights of marginalized people.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Beautiful grounds, great lady, very down to earth, a real humble person. I wish I had met Pearl Buck. Donna's tour made Pearl Buck come alive from the story of the leather holder for the noble prize in literature being used as a coaster or...More

Thank Charles H
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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience visiting the estate of Pearl S. Buck and taking a docent-led tour of the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Today my future daughter in law became a US citizen. The Pearl Buck House hosted the naturalization ceremony and there were about 35 people who all began their US citizenship today at her home. They made the ceremony extra special. The room where the ceremony...More

Thank Ed C
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Pearl B, Communications Manager at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Pearl S. Buck House and to comment on your experience at the Naturalization Ceremony that we hosted in the Community Center and Estate Pavilion on the grounds. It is a special day to...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We visited on a weekday and were the only people on the very informative tour. The house and grounds are beautiful and we learned so much about a remarkable woman and her extended family. The grounds are tranquil and we spent almost 2 1/2 hours...More

Thank Robert C
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Pearl B, Communications Maneger at Pearl S. Buck House, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Robert. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit.

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cracond1
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Pearl B | Property representative |
Hi, Pearl - As another visitor previously posted, there is no direct public transportation. From NYC you can either drive yourself or use a car service. If you choose either of these options enter this address into the GPS... More
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saucon
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Pearl B | Property representative |
The Pearl S. Buck House guided tours are Monday - Saturday at 11,1, and 2:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.now through November 8. Additional tours are added November 10 - Dec 31. The tours begin in the Welcome Center... More
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saucon
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Fred G | Reviewed this property |
The Pearl S. Buck house is open all year round. It is highly recommended that you take a tour. All of the Docents are well-informed and each has a personal perspective on the contribution that Ms. Buck has made to society... More
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